There has been much ado about Bill Gates’s keynote at CES last week.
Many Microsoft bashers are pointing out that some of Vista’s new interface features look very similar to features already available in Macintosh. Let me break it to all of you – that’s how the free-market works!
Someone gets an idea and starts to make money off of it, someone else notices that it is a good idea and attempts to make money off of it to. Such “theft” is what drives competition. It drives innovation. It makes the world go ‘round.
Instead of dogging Microsoft for taking a good idea and providing the advancement to their customers, praise Microsoft for making their customers’ lives that much better.